TABLE 1-3-3 - U.S. Airport Runway Pavement Conditions: 1999-2009

TABLE 1-3-3 - U.S. Airport Runway Pavement Conditions: 1999-2009

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  NPIAS airports (number) Condition (percent)
Good Fair Poor
1999 3,344 72.0 23.0 5.0
2000 3,361 73.0 22.0 5.0
2001 3,364 73.0 22.0 5.0
2002 3,358 71.0 24.0 5.0
2003 3,346 75.0 21.0 4.0
2004 3,356 75.0 21.0 4.0
2005 3,357 75.0 21.0 4.0
2006 3,365 77.0 19.0 4.0
2007 3,372 78.0 19.0 3.0
2008 3,356 79.0 18.0 3.0
2009 3,345 78.0 19.0 3.0
  Commercial service airports (number) Condition (percent)
Good Fair Poor
1999 547 78.0 20.0 2.0
2000 546 79.0 19.0 2.0
2001 546 79.0 19.0 2.0
2002 536 79.0 19.0 2.0
2003 510 80.0 18.0 2.0
2004 513 82.0 16.0 2.0
2005 517 79.0 19.0 2.0
2006 517 79.0 18.0 3.0
2007 514 80.0 18.0 2.0
2008 522 81.0 17.0 2.0
2009 528 82.0 16.0 2.0

KEY: NPIAS = National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

NOTES: The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administrations (FAAs) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems is composed of all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and selected general aviation airports. It does not include over 1,000 publicly owned public-use landing areas, privately owned public-use airports, and other civil landing areas not open to the general public. NPIAS airports account for almost all enplanements. In 2007, there were about 16,400 non-NPIAS airports. Commercial service airports are defined as public airports receiving scheduled passenger service, and having at least 2,500 enplaned passengers per year.

Data are as of January 1 of each year. Runway pavement condition is classified by the FAA as follows:

Good: All cracks and joints are sealed.

Fair: Mild surface cracking, unsealed joints, and slab edge spalling.

Poor: Large open cracks, surface and edge spalling, vegetation growing through cracks and joints.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, personal communication as of December 2009 as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-24, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2010.